Jellicoe Gardens, a new Persian-inspired garden opens at King’s Cross, London, UK. The garden, located at the heart of the King’s Cross Estate the garden was designed by Tom Stuart-Smith in association with Townshend Landscape Architects with support from the Aga Khan Development Network.
Its design is inspired by Persian landscape traditions and combines natural elements and English garden-style planting to evoke tranquillity and quiet reflection.
The new gardens pay tribute to Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe, a former Camden resident and a founding member of the Landscape Institute. Members of Sir Jellicoe’s family opened the gardens [on November 23, 2021].
Designed by award-winning landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith, Jellicoe Gardens has been created in partnership with the Aga Khan Development Network and is inspired by early Persian landscape traditions – where sunlight, shade and water are balanced to create a place of calm, comfort and quiet reflection.
Jellicoe Gardens sits between the Aga Khan Centre – itself home to six gardens, terraces and courtyards inspired by different parts of the Islamic world – and the residential developments Luma and Fenman House. The opening of the gardens represents a significant new public space in the northern part of the King’s Cross Estate. It provides a tranquil oasis for local residents and visitors and forms part of the 26 acres of public realm available at King’s Cross, including iconic spaces like Granary Square and Gasholder Park.
Hanif Kara, representing the Aga Khan Development Network comments: “The Aga Khan Development Network is delighted to make this contribution to the public realm in King’s Cross and to complete a ribbon pathway of green spaces inspired by different parts of the Islamic world that His Highness the Aga Khan envisaged when we first started planning our projects on this estate.
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